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"Cozy little hill-station"

Kasauli Tourism

Kasauli, a serene hill station in Himachal Pradesh, offers breathtaking panoramic views of lush green valleys and snow-capped peaks from its altitude of 1,900 meters above sea level. Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, it's an ideal escape from city life, known for its pleasant weather year-round. Situated on the road from Chandigarh to Shimla, this hilly cantonment town is perfect for a weekend getaway, offering picturesque nature trails amidst beautiful forests of pines, herbs, and cedar trees.

The quaint village exudes old-world charm with the lavish Victorian buildings built by the Britishers who resided here years back. It is steeped in history, offering visitors a glimpse into its colonial past. Popular attractions in Kasauli include the historic Christ Church, the Central Research Institute, the Monkey Temple, and Sunset Point, each offering unique experiences and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. Additionally, Kasauli holds significance as a pilgrimage place, as it is believed to be the resting place of Lord Hanuman during his search for medicines for Lord Lakshaman.  Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in trekking amidst the dense forests, offering an exhilarating experience amidst breathtaking landscapes.

The birthplace of renowned author Ruskin Bond, Kasauli is a haven for writers and artists seeking inspiration amidst its tranquil surroundings. Visitors can also enjoy exciting activities such as the Toy Train Ride and Timber Trail, which provide a bird's eye view of the hill station and its scenic beauty.

Renowned for its local cuisine, Kasauli offers a delectable range of Himachali dishes and traditional delicacies, including Siddu, Babru, and Chana Madra, complemented by freshly brewed Himachali tea. The town's vibrant local markets feature unique handicrafts, woolens, and souvenirs, perfect for mementos of the trip. Throughout the year, Kasauli hosts various festivals and events, such as the Baisakhi celebrations and Kasauli Summer Festival, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Whether seeking a peaceful getaway or an adventure-filled retreat, Kasauli promises an unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages.

Must Know Before You Travel to Kasauli

Limited Accommodation Options: Due to limited accommodations, pre-booking is advisable, especially during peak seasons.
Transport Options: There are limited transport options connecting Kasauli to other areas. Consider private taxis for convenient travel.
Weather Considerations: Kasauli experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, but heavy rainfall during the monsoon season (July to September) may affect travel plans.
Local Scams: Beware of scams, such as overcharging for goods or services. Stay vigilant, especially in tourist areas.
Network Connectivity: Mobile network connectivity may be limited in some areas. Plan accordingly and inform contacts in advance.
Cash Dependency: ATMs may be scarce, so it's advisable to carry sufficient cash, preferably in Indian Rupees.
Transport Tickets: Buying tickets online or from kiosks may be cheaper than purchasing them on buses or at the station.
Cultural Sensitivity: Respect local customs and traditions. Ensure attire is appropriate for religious sites, and be mindful of cultural norms.

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History

The history of Kasauli dates back to the 17th century when some Rajput families of Rewari in Haryana decided to move to the small region called 'Kasul' (named after the freshwater spring in the area), due to the prevalent political conditions. The British, as per habit, when they saw the serene natural environment in all its glory, in the region, bought it from the local Rana and converted it into a garrison troop. Later they realised that the area was too beautiful for a garrison, so they developed a hill station around it, but strictly for British officials only. Post-independence, the town came under the state of Himachal Pradesh. However, it remains a very tourist untouched site, it is unharmed by human interference and continues to maintain its pristine beauty.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kasauli

While in Kasauli you can relish some local and traditional cuisines of Himachal. One can try out the Sidu ( a kind of locally made bread), Kadhi, Poppy Seeds Halwa, Maadra and more. You can also sip into some refreshing and healthy teas popular here such as the Green Ginger Tea which has cinnamon and spices as well.
Another beverage that one must not miss while here is the locally made wine. One can relish Peach wine, Plum wine, Apple wine, Sherry wine and some more. The area also has a vibrant and lip-smacking street food culture. Do indulge in the Samosas, Aloo Tikki, Kachori, Chole Bhature, Bread Pakoras and more.
Other than these local flavors and indulges of the street one can have a fine dining experience at the various restaurants here that serve Indian, Italian, Continental and Chinese cuisine
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FAQs on Kasauli

What are the places near Kasauli?

The top places near to Kasauli are Shimla which is 30 km from Kasauli, Chandigarh which is located 25 km from Kasauli, Manali which is located 150 km from Kasauli, Chail which is located 23 km from Kasauli, Kasol which is located 127 km from Kasauli

What are the things to do in Kasauli?

The top things to do in Kasauli are Timber Trail, Monkey point, Kasauli, Mall Road, Kasauli, Sunset point and Lover's Lane, Gurudwara Shri Guru Nanakji, Baptist Church. You can see all the places to visit in Kasauli here

What are the top hotels in Kasauli?

There are 138 in Kasauli which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Kasauli are The Hermitage, Cozy 1BHK Home in Kasauli, Sai home stay kasauli, Aagman 2C's Cottage,, LivingStone Misty Mountains Resort, OYO 69898 The Pine Cove. You can see all the hotels in Kasauli here

How much does a package cost for Kasauli?

The packages for Kasauli start at INR 8000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the best way to reach Kasauli?

Kasauli is very close to Chandigarh (65 km) and Kalka (40 km) and the best way to reach Kasauli is through Chandigarh or Kalka. Kalka has the nearest broad gauge railway station and Chandigarh has the nearest airport. New Delhi has the nearest international airport and is located just 280 km from Kasauli. The road connectivity to Kasauli is very good and buses and taxis are very easily available from nearby places to reach here.
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What is the local food in Kasauli?

While in Kasauli you can relish some local and traditional cuisines of Himachal. One can try out the Sidu ( a kind of locally made bread), Kadhi, Poppy Seeds Halwa, Maadra and more. You can also sip into some refreshing and healthy teas popular here such as the Green Ginger Tea which has cinnamon and spices as well.
Another beverage that one must not miss while here is the locally made wine. One can relish Peach wine, Plum wine, Apple wine, Sherry wine and some more. The area also has a vibrant and lip-smacking street food culture. Do indulge in the Samosas, Aloo Tikki, Kachori, Chole Bhature, Bread Pakoras and more.
Other than these local flavors and indulges of the street one can have a fine dining experience at the various restaurants here that serve Indian, Italian, Continental and Chinese cuisine
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What is the best time to visit Kasauli?

Kasauli, a picturesque little town in Himachal Pradesh sees many tourists almost throughout the year. Though the winters through December and January are extreme, the other winter months are quite pleasant. The summer season is the most preferred one for tourists as the climate remains pleasantly cold while monsoons are the best for adventure activities. No matter which month tourists choose to visit, they are sure to be mesmerised by its beauty and charm.

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Who should visit Kasauli?

Kasauli is the perfect escape from hectic life and is apt for everyone. However, it is best fit for adventure lovers, trekkers and couples who wish to enjoy the feel of the mountain air.

What is not so good about Kasauli?

High number of bikers. Endangered forests.

What is famous about Kasauli?

Calm, serene and soothing environment. The road network is excellent.

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Q. Is it ideal to visit Kasauli during December?

Swiftronics USA

1 year ago
Yes absolutely. Temperatures in Kasauli in December range between 5-15 degrees Celsius and are an absolute treat if you're travelling from a state which doesn't see very cold weather throughout the y (Read More)ear.

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Jayesh Rajvir

on Kasauli Brewery 3 years ago
This factory not allow to visitors. They allow few years back. Please remove this from site seen at kasauli. We visited they don't allowed us at all. They says that we are not allowing any one to ent (Read More)er in the gate..
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